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Ringtones from Geico commercials - cool, or trying too hard?

You're probably aware of the insurance company Geico due to their ubiquitous quirky TV commercials featuring the Geico gecko. Some of their commercials are actually pretty funny, which I think is a good way to go about advertising. Now the company has added a page to their website where you can download audio clips from their commercials as ringtones. This seems like a blatant attempt to "go viral...

BitPim: Bluetooth syncing for CDMA phones

BitPim isn't a new app, but I've been using it for quite a while, and I thought I'd share. We write a fair amount about the iPhone here at Download Squad, but some of us are stuck with less-than-smart phones that are over a year old, on CDMA networks. Not that I'm bitter, or anything, but how are you supposed to get data like contacts and ringtones onto (and off of) these things? BitPim! Bitpim i...

Vringo does video ringtones

When Mom calls the cell phone, you might have a special ringtone just for her--like Squeezebox by the Who. When Dad calls, maybe it's Simple Man by Skynyrd. For your significant other, maybe it's a cheesy 80's power ballad. Ringtones are fun, and they've become a huge segment of business for the music industry. Of course, who's willing to settle for ringtones that employ just audio, when you can ...

Custom "ringtones" for OS X's Mail.app

Over at O'Reilly's Mac Dev Center Blog Robert Daeley has a fun how-to on how to make iTunes play a particular song (or portion of a song) whenever an e-mail is received from a particular person, a la obnoxious cell phone ringtones. So if you want every e-mail from your grandma to play her favorite Eazy-E song, you can make it do just that. Of course it's done through the magic of AppleScript, so h...